Writing a Professional Follow-Up Email

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If you’ve been selected to interview for a job, it typically means you’re a serious contender for the position. At this stage of your search process, follow-up is extremely critical. In fact, it can significantly affect whether or not you progress to the next stage in the hiring process or ultimately, receive an offer. Increasingly,… Read more »

Cutting Through the Clutter with an Attractive Cover Letter

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Your cover letter is often the earliest contact you have with a potential employer, so never underestimate its importance as you make that critical first impression. Studies have shown that reviewers spend an average of only about 10 seconds scanning candidates’ cover letters. So, you need to make your mark quickly and effectively or you… Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Could Your Job Search Use a Dusting?

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Spring is here! For most of the nation, it’s especially welcome this year after a brutally hard winter. And for the global economy, it’s a breath of fresh air as businesses are on the rebound from the recent recession. If you’re a job seeker, it’s a good time to refresh, regroup and reorganize. Companies are… Read more »

How to Break the Ice with Your New Boss

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“Rapport is the ability to enter someone else’s world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.” So says motivational speaker Tony Robbins as he describes rapport. It’s a skill anyone can learn – and perhaps at no time is it more important than when you’re building a… Read more »

Office Dynamics: Choosing the Right Candidate

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When you hire a person, you make a significant financial and human investment. Hiring the wrong candidate is damaging to your company’s bottom line and devastating to everyone involved. On the up side, hiring the right person pays you back many times over in productivity, successful interpersonal relationships, and a positive impact on your overall… Read more »